Clothing Connections is a classic curriculum, specially designed and written for leaders and volunteers to assist and guide them in sharing a variety of clothing experiences with boys and girls 9 years of age and older. The booklet has been organized into eight different units, all of which provide creative ways for teaching about fabrics, clothing selection and care, dressing for cold and warm environments, sewing skills (without the use of sewing machines!), and recycling techniques. Each unit includes step-by-step directions and background information to help leaders prepare for and conduct the programs, regardless of whether their sewing experience is limited or considerable. Master copies of activity sheets may be duplicated to share with program participants. These handouts highlight the basic concept of each unit, and include directions and patterns for making different items, games, and puzzles. This curriculum is the outgrowth of a program developed by the New York City 4-H home economists for use in youth agency settings such as summer day camps, classrooms, community centers, and after-school programs. Many leaders and young people who have participated in this program have played a major role in determining and revising core projects. Projects can be modified for use with children younger than 9 years of age.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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